A week out of the life of a volunteer photography trainer

Posted at 21 March 2012

We had a busy week in the Fairmail India office last week! We were lucky enough to have Anna Grebel join us for a few days and then we went on a class trip to a waterfall to work on our photo’s… Busy Busy Busy!

Anil and Anna doing a role play in the office

Anil and Anna doing a role play in the office

Anna came to meet the teenagers and do some careers training with them. Back home Anna works with teenagers on all sorts of topics so we were all very happy she wanted to come work with us at Faimail India! Her workshop was fantastic, all of the teeangers learnt about interviews and Anna gave lots of great tips and advice and the students had chance to practise doing some role plays – Lots of fun and great English practise for them too! The teenagers profit funds from their photos finances their education and futures so its really important for them to start thinking about their dreams for the future!

Taking Christmas pictures at the waterfall

Taking Christmas pictures at the waterfall

Last Sunday we took our bag of props and a BIG picnic basket to the Waterfalls, about an hour outside of the city. The waterfall is beautiful and the trees and the water made great backgrounds for our christmas props. The students all worked really hard and afterwards we enjoyed an delicious picnic together and some of the teenagers went for a dip in the river! A lovely day for all of us and some great photos were taken for christmas themes – hopefully we’ll see some of them on cards next christmas!

Want to learn more about the opportunities for you to give photography training to the FairMail teenagers in Peru, India or Morocco? Click here for more information.

Elaine Cowen with the FairMail India team

Elaine Cowen with the FairMail India team

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